Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Aug 2006 17:05 UTC, submitted by jcpinto
Linspire Starting today, Linspire does not only offer a free OS, but also its CNR Basic service. " Linspire, Inc., developer of the commercial desktop Linux operating system of the same name and Freespire, the free community desktop Linux operating system, announced the immediate change in pricing for its popular CNR Service from an annual subscription fee based offering to a completely free service." CEO Carmony said: "We're thrilled to now be in a position to offer this excellent service to desktop Linux users absolutely free. CNR really makes using desktop Linux easy, and we want everyone to have access to this quality service."
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Great news!
by Mage66 on Wed 30th Aug 2006 22:31 UTC
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This is just great news!

For those of us helping friends who need nothing more than solid e-mail, office apps, and some games...

We can load Freespire on their older (Celeron 500 and up) computers and then set them up with a free CNR account, and they're good to go!

Freespire supports NetZero, so they can even have 10 hours of internet access each month free as well.

It doesn't get any better than this.

For those so worried about how Linspire is going to make money to fund all of this... There is a donation link on the website. I donated...

If you want to support OpenSource projects that benefit "Aunt Minnie", you could do worse than sending a couple of bucks to Freespire.

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RE: Great news!
by Paiter on Wed 30th Aug 2006 22:36 in reply to "Great news!"
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Donating is good, unless of course it encourages a precarious situation. Donate, buy T-shirts and download the product for free. Wait... the T-shirts are not free?
But I want free T-shirts. Someone should start a company that actually GIVES the T-shirts for free and charges for the download of a beautiful Operating System made by the T-shirt designers themselves.

And of course a Foundation: FTSF - the free T-shirt foundation.

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